A key member of the Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team is the popular supercross-turned-rally racer, Andrew Short. As his AMA motocross and supercross racing days were coming to a close, Short’s pure love of offroad riding continued as the American made the transition into rally, marking the beginning of a new chapter in his long career with a dream of competing at the Dakar.
Enjoying a successful AMA Supercross and Motocross career spanning close to 16 years, impressive results were achieved along the way. Multiple race wins and podium results both indoors and out were normal for Andrew, with highlights including a triumphant victory as part of Team USA at the 2010 Motocross of Nations, along with winning the Seattle round of the 2012 450SX championship,
With his rally career picking up pace and with his sights set firmly on competing at the Dakar, his dream became reality in 2018 where he recorded a strong 17th place finish in his very first attempt. This was bettered just one year later with a stunning sixth place finish at the world’s most prestigious rally event.
Since joining the Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team in March 2020, Andrew has delivered strong results in the 2021 FIM Cross Country Rallies World Championship and now heads to the 2022 Dakar with a focus on achieving a personal best result.
Date of Birth: 28-11-1982
Place of Birth: Colorado, USA
Marital Status: Married
Hobbies: Cycling, Motocross
2020: 10th Dakar Rally
2019: 6th Dakar Rally / 1st Morocco Rally / 5th Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge / 2nd Silk Way Rally / 8th Atacama Rally
2018: 17th Dakar Rally / 10th Merzouga Rally / 10th Atacama Rally / 3rd Desafio Inca / 7th Morocco Rally
2017: 3rd Sonora Rally / 16th Morocco Rally
2012: 1st AMA 450SX Seattle Supercross
2010: 1st Motocross of Nations, Team USA
2009: 3rd AMA 450 Supercross Championship
2009: 2nd American 450 Motocross Championship
2008: 3rd American 450 Supercross Championship